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Boucher tribute at Newlands postponed

Associated Press
Jan 03, 2013 at 09:01pm IST

Cape Town: A tribute to former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has been postponed after his agent's father, who was also a former first-class cricketer, was reportedly murdered.

Cricket South Africa said on Thursday that Boucher had requested Friday's planned celebration at Newlands during South Africa's first Test against New Zealand be put back after the death of former Western Province legspinner John Commins. Commins was 71.

CSA said Boucher made the request after the "sudden death" of Commins on Wednesday night.

Boucher tribute at Newlands postponed

The tribute was postponed after his agent's father, who was also a former first-class cricketer, was reportedly murdered.

CSA chief executive Jacques Faul said "we are sorry to hear of this tragedy and extend condolences on behalf of the CSA family to the Commins family and friends."

South Africa's News24 website reported Commins had been murdered but gave no more details.

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